Eddie-Maurice-Jones pre match comments vs Flint
Eddie Maurice Jones’ Denbigh side have been the talk of North Wales this week, after they became the first team to defeat Champions elect Prestatyn Town this season on Tuesday evening.
On the back of such a major win, they host an ever challenging Flint Town United on Saturday.
We spoke with Maurice-Jones on their famous win over Prestatyn, and how Denbigh aim to beat two giants of the league in the space of just five days.
“I do think the players fully deserved the win. Conditions were tough for both teams and it was always going to be challenging for us playing away at Prestatyn but the players were highly motivated and focused on a result. On reflection it was only a matter of time before we did reap the rewards of hard work and preparation. It all came together and we did compete on equal terms with one of the top teams.”
The Denbigh boss says that win is a clear sign they are improving and going into the right direction.
“Our recent performances haven’t produced the results that they should have done and that can begin to affect the players and it can undermine confidence. Therefore this win came at the right time and has proved that determination can pay off and get results.”
Maurice-Jones is expecting a very tough game against Flint, long time members of the Huws Gray Alliance with a strong and experienced squad.
“We are expecting a very tough encounter. Flint are a very strong Cymru Alliance side with both quality and depth. I expect it is going to be a physical affair and a challenging one which I’m sure the players will relish.”
The Denbigh boss hasn’t come up against Flint manager Aden Shannon yet since taking the Denbigh hot seat but is aware of the quality and key players.
“I haven’t faced Flint yet this season as I joined Denbigh halfway through but I’m certainly aware of their quality and the key players they have. Aden has done a fantastic job and this is supported by their league position which is evidence to the good job he is doing.”.”
Denbigh have a full strength squad for this Saturday game with Flint, only player missing is Jake Eyre.
“No injuries or suspensions but Jake Eyre is away on holiday.”
The game kicks off at Denbigh’s Central Park ground for 2:30pm on Saturday 4 March.